Applications are invited for a graduate student position at the M.Sc.
level in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

This position is available in the general area of spinal
biomechanics with emphasis on the non-invasive quantification of
force-displacement properties via imaging. Secure funding for this
position is provided by NSERC (the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada).

Potential areas of research include investigations related to
force-displacement properties of spinal tissues (muscular, osseous,
vascular), 3D reconstruction of spinal structures via ultrasonic imaging
and quantification of disc diffusion gradients via MRI. Each of these
areas may be explored in relation to various disease states (e.g.
instability, scoliosis, degeneration).

The University of Calgary has extensive resources in the areas of
biomechanics, cell and molecular biology and computer analyses between the
Faculty of Kinesiology, the McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis
Research and the Faculty of Engineering. In addition, a new degree program
in Biomedical Engineering has just been established, in part due to a
Whitaker Special Opportunities award.

For consideration, please submit a full C.V. with the names and phone
numbers of three references, as well as a one-page statement of research
interests and goals.

Greg Kawchuk BSC,MSc,DC,PhD.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta

e-mail: kawchuk@ucalgary.ca

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Greg Kawchuk BSc, DC, MSc, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Senior Chiropractor, University Health Services

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